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NYSE:SCL

Stepan - SCL Stock Forecast, Price & News

$112.28
+0.71 (+0.64%)
(As of 12/1/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$110.50
$112.62
50-Day Range
$92.73
$112.28
52-Week Range
$91.64
$126.24
Volume
67,796 shs
Average Volume
75,815 shs
Market Capitalization
$2.50 billion
P/E Ratio
16.94
Dividend Yield
1.31%
Price Target
$133.00

Stepan MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
18.5% Upside
$133.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.94% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-4.18
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.51mentions of Stepan in the last 14 days
Based on 4 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$805,970 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
4.80%
From $6.87 to $7.20 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.63 out of 5 stars

Basic Materials Sector

32nd out of 166 stocks

Soap, Detergents, & Cleaning Preparations; Perfumes, & Cosmetics Industry

2nd out of 5 stocks

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About Stepan (NYSE:SCL) Stock

Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to other manufacturers for use in various end products. It operates through three segments: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. The Surfactants segment offers surfactants that are used as principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products, including detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, and floors and walls, as well as shampoos and body washes; and other applications, such as fabric softeners, germicidal quaternary compounds, disinfectants, and lubricating ingredients. Its surfactants are also used in various applications, including emulsifiers for spreading agricultural products; and industrial applications comprising latex systems, plastics, and composites. The Polymers segment provides polyurethane polyols that are used in the manufacture of rigid foam for thermal insulation in the construction industry, as well as a base raw material for coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE); polyester resins, including liquid and powdered products, which are used in CASE applications; and phthalic anhydride that is used in unsaturated polyester resins, alkyd resins, and plasticizers for applications in construction materials, as well as components of automotive, boating, and other consumer products. The Specialty Products segment offers flavors, emulsifiers, and solubilizers for use in food, flavoring, nutritional supplement, and pharmaceutical applications. It serves in the United States, France, Poland, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Mexico, and internationally. Stepan Company was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois.

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SCL Stock News Headlines

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) Raises Dividend to $0.37 Per Share
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SCL Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 9/15 Dividend
8/30/2022
Dividend Payable
9/15/2022
Last Earnings
10/19/2022
Ex-Dividend for 12/15 Dividend
11/29/2022
Today
12/01/2022
Dividend Payable
12/15/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
2/16/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics
Sub-Industry
Specialty Chemicals
CUSIP
85858610
Employees
2,439
Year Founded
1932

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$133.00
High Stock Price Forecast
$133.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$133.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+18.5%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.00
Research Coverage
1 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$137.80 million
Pretax Margin
7.32%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.35 billion
Cash Flow
$10.80 per share
Book Value
$50.85 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
20,761,000
Market Cap
$2.50 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.80

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Scott R. Behrens (Age 52)
    CEO, COO, Pres & Director
    Comp: $984.19k
  • Mr. Luis E. RojoMr. Luis E. Rojo (Age 49)
    VP & CFO
    Comp: $839.77k
  • Mr. Arthur W. Mergner (Age 58)
    Exec. VP of Supply Chain
    Comp: $772.38k
  • Dr. Jason Scott Keiper Ph.D. (Age 47)
    VP & Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer
  • David B. Mattingly
    VP & Chief Compliance Officer
  • Mr. David G. Kabbes (Age 59)
    VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec.
  • Mr. Mark F. Mydlach
    VP of Sales
  • Ms. Janet A. Catlett (Age 45)
    VP & Chief HR Officer
  • Mr. Matthew John Eaken (Age 59)
    VP & Corp. Controller
  • Mr. John V. Venegoni (Age 63)
    Consultant













SCL Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Stepan stock right now?

1 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Stepan in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 hold rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" SCL shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in SCL, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Stepan's stock price forecast for 2023?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Stepan's shares. Their SCL share price forecasts range from $133.00 to $133.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $133.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 18.5% from the stock's current price.
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How have SCL shares performed in 2022?

Stepan's stock was trading at $124.29 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, SCL shares have decreased by 9.7% and is now trading at $112.28.
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Are investors shorting Stepan?

Stepan saw a decrease in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totaling 199,500 shares, a decrease of 42.1% from the October 31st total of 344,600 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 69,100 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.9 days. Approximately 0.9% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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When is Stepan's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 16th 2023.
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How were Stepan's earnings last quarter?

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 19th. The basic materials company reported $2.01 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.61 by $0.40. The basic materials company had revenue of $719.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $664.48 million. Stepan had a net margin of 5.56% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 14.62%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 19.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.57 EPS.

How often does Stepan pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Stepan?

Stepan announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 19th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 30th will be given a dividend of $0.365 per share on Thursday, December 15th. This represents a $1.46 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.30%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 29th. This is an increase from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.34.
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Is Stepan a good dividend stock?

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) pays an annual dividend of $1.46 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.31%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 27 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 22.02%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, SCL will have a dividend payout ratio of 20.28% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What is F. Quinn Stepan Jr.'s approval rating as Stepan's CEO?

49 employees have rated Stepan Chief Executive Officer F. Quinn Stepan Jr. on Glassdoor.com. F. Quinn Stepan Jr. has an approval rating of 59% among the company's employees. This puts F. Quinn Stepan Jr. in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Stepan own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Stepan investors own include AbbVie (ABBV), PepsiCo (PEP), Visa (V), Boeing (BA), CVS Health (CVS), Sherwin-Williams (SHW), Stryker (SYK), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), A. O. Smith (AOS) and Church & Dwight (CHD).

What is Stepan's stock symbol?

Stepan trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SCL."

Who are Stepan's major shareholders?

Stepan's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (16.48%), Vanguard Group Inc. (11.37%), State Street Corp (8.35%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.65%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.52%) and Personal Capital Advisors Corp (0.77%). Insiders that own company stock include Arthur W Mergner, David Kabbes, Debra Stefaniak, Edward J Wehmer, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Gregory E Lawton, Janet Anne Catlett, Jason Scott Keiper, Luis Rojo, Richard Finn Stepan, Scott R Behrens and Sean Thomas Moriarty.
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How do I buy shares of Stepan?

Shares of SCL stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Stepan's stock price today?

One share of SCL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $112.28.

How much money does Stepan make?

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) has a market capitalization of $2.50 billion and generates $2.35 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $137.80 million in net income (profit) each year or $6.63 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Stepan have?

The company employs 2,439 workers across the globe.

Does Stepan have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Stepan: Nanjing Stepan Jinling Chemical Limited Liability Company, PBC Industria Quimica Ltda., Stepan (India) Private Limited, Stepan (Nanjing) Chemical R&D Co. Ltd.., Stepan Asia Pte. Ltd., Stepan CDMX S. de R.L. de C.V., Stepan Canada Inc., Stepan Chemical (Nanjing) Co. Ltd., Stepan Chemical (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Stepan Colombia S.A.S., Stepan Deutschland GmbH, Stepan Europe S.A.S., Stepan Holdings Asia Pte. Ltd., Stepan Holdings LLC, Stepan International Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Stepan Mexico Holdings LLC, Stepan Mexico S.A. de C.V., Stepan Philippines Inc., Stepan Philippines Quaternaries Inc., Stepan Polska Sp. z o.o., Stepan Quimica Ltda., Stepan Specialty Products B.V., Stepan Specialty Products LLC, Stepan Surfactants Holdings LLC, Stepan UK Limited, and Tebras Tensoativos Do Brasil Ltda..
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How can I contact Stepan?

Stepan's mailing address is 22 West Frontage Road, Northfield IL, 60093. The official website for the company is www.stepan.com. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at (847) 446-7500, via email at lrojo@stepan.com, or via fax at 847-501-2100.

This page (NYSE:SCL) was last updated on 12/2/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff